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Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel
Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

September 7, 2016
The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more...

Driving Volvo's I-Shift with Crawler Gears
Driving Volvo's I-Shift with Crawler Gears

August 22, 2016
Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s fingertips – or thumb tip,...

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions
Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

April 22, 2016
Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products,...

The Trend to Self Shifting Continues
The Trend to Self Shifting Continues

April 21, 2016
Fuel economy and ease of driving push customers into buying automatic or automated products.

Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift
Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift

March 22, 2016
Engines will include refined D11 and D13 diesels and a previously improved D16. A turbo compounded D13 TC will have a second turbocharger linked to the...

Test Drive: Making Low-Speed Maneuvers Easier With UltraShift Plus
Test Drive: Making Low-Speed Maneuvers Easier With UltraShift Plus

February 23, 2016
For years Eaton has been improving its UltraShift Plus series to make the heavy-duty automated manual transmissions do more things and do them better....

Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements
Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements

November 4, 2015
The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.

Allison Celebrates 100 Years by Promoting Today’s Products
Allison Celebrates 100 Years by Promoting Today’s Products

August 24, 2015
The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their...

QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD
QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD

August 21, 2015
What’s better than an mDrive automated manual transmission if you’re running Mack dump or mixer trucks? An mDrive HD, for (extra) heavy duty, the company...

Mack mDrive HD Made to Handle Most Vocational Duties
Mack mDrive HD Made to Handle Most Vocational Duties

April 30, 2015
Mack’s mDrive HD automated manual transmission will handle most vocational duties with three programmable operating modes – Easy Shift, Enhanced...

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